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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Canyon Ferry Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Canyon Ferry Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Montana
Latitude:
46.5225440000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Broadwater
Longitude:
-111.6032500000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
Boat Access:
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Lake Management:
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2015-08-14
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature:
Only caught three near the dam. Two kokanee salmon and 1 sauger. Surprised we caught only three fish in a 5 hour period.
Canyon Ferry Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
2.5
Canyon Ferry Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Canyon Ferry Lake at 53 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Canyon Ferry Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.5
Canyon Ferry Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Canyon Ferry Lake at 53 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Smallmouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Smallmouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Canyon Ferry Lake Crappie Rating:
2.5
Canyon Ferry Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There are no crappie in Canyon Ferry. There are a handful of bluegill and there can be really good fishing for yellow perch at times.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie fishing should be getting good to great now. Crappie function excellent in 53 degree water. Crappie will be nicely bunched up still and moving more aggresively than when the water temperature is in the 35 to 50 degree range. With baitfish getting more active, the crappie fishing will be good. Good luck today!
Canyon Ferry Lake Walleye Rating:
3.5
Canyon Ferry Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Through ice fish 25-60ft of water jigging spoons or other jigs in perch pattern to open with crawler/maggot or frozen minnow head.
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Canyon Ferry Lake Catfish Rating:
2
Canyon Ferry Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There are no catfish in Canyon Ferry. Channel catfish were stocked back in the 1960s or 70s, but the population never established.
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Canyon Ferry Lake White Bass Rating:
1
Canyon Ferry Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There are no white bass or striped bass in Canyon Ferry.
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Canyon Ferry Lake Trout Rating:
4
Canyon Ferry Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fish 15 feet on your downrigger trolling Thomas Colorado 70 feet behind 10 lb ball at 2.4 mph and you will catch all the 3-5 lb Rainbows you want. Also pull shallow runner Rapalas in perch and the new orange color the same way as above.
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

07:53 MST

Sunset:

18:29 MST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full